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Nov 23 2017

Declan O'Rourke - Famine songs at the Black Box

New album and Irish tour from leading singer-songwriter

IT IS A project 15 years in the making, and the realisation of a long held ambition, to chronicle in song the devastating disaster of The Great Famine, and its impact on the lives of those who experienced it.

Since the release of his debut album, Since Kyabram in 2004, Declan O'Rourke has nurtured the ambition to create a concept album about the famine. Occasionally, he has performed songs from the proposed album, but this year finally saw the realisation of the project, and last month, the album, Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine, was released. Declan and his band - including The Dubliners' John Sheahan - are now performing the album across Ireland, and the tour will include a show at the Black Box Theatre on Saturday December 2 at 7.30pm.

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